Color Scheme Generator
A color scheme generator can help you screen the hues for your next project.
Nothing is worse than going through with a design project only to find that it is just all wrong.
The colors are not what you had imagined.
It is one thing to use the principles of the basic color wheel chart but it does not show you how different colors work together.
The good news is that there are a few online tools that can help.
This type of tool is known as a color scheme generator.
Many of these are actually used for web design - but the inspiration that they offer does not have to be limited to the internet.
Use them to get a feel for what different color combinations will look like in "real life".
My favorite color scheme designer is at DeGraeve.com. This tool asks you to upload a photo - any photo that features a palette of colors that you like. The picture can be a beach scene, flowers or a garden, even a sunset. This tool will analyze the picture and come up with a palette of hues taken from the photograph.
For example, when I ran the above picture through the tool - it extracted this set of colors:
Now all you have to do is find some paint chips and room accessories in matching colors.
Two other generators can be found at ColorBlender.com and at Kuler. ColorBlender allows you to play with some sliders to get the right look. And Kuler has some predifined combinations for you to browse.
You also might want to check out the websites of the major paint brands. They often will feature interior decorating tools to get your project started. Two such companies are Sherwin Williams colors and Benjamin Moore colors.
The Choice Is Yours
When it comes to home interior design - the choice is yours. Finding a palette that you will enjoy looking at day in and day out is important.
Taking the time up front to get it right is essential.
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